Social innovation

This article was published under the 2015-2020 European Committee of the Regions mandate.

Summary

SEDEC-VI/020

Last updated 1 February, 2017

11-12 May
Adoption at CoR Plenary


31 March
discussion, adoption of the draft opinion


31 January  
Exchange of views

Objective

The European Union is facing major societal challenges including migration, ageing, unemployment, climate change and the energy transition. Although these challenges call for significant European investment over the longer term, it is important to be alert to everyday issues in cities and regions, and to look for the solutions at grassroots level rather than in a top-down way. These challenges need to be tackled in a different way, since existing approaches are not bringing us any closer to a solution, and the problems continue to accumulate.

Impact

The opinion is ongoing and scheduled for adoption in May.

Marcelle HENDRICKX

Marcelle HENDRICKX

Rapporteur

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